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First American fashion designer to showcase designs in Cuba in 55 years

December 8, 2016
First American fashion designer to showcase designs in Cuba in 55 years WASHINGTON, USA -- Kelsy Dominick has marked a place in history by being the first American designer to showcase designs in Cuba since the embargo was put in place in 1960. Dominick was approached by Cuban trade representatives after showing in New York Fashion Week...

Relationships: Got holiday anxiety?

December 7, 2016
Relationships: Got holiday anxiety? The holiday season is a time of tradition, and traditions have a funny way of becoming expectations -- like getting lots of stocking stuffers and spending days on end with family and friends. But what if you are going to spend much or all of the holiday season alone? What’s a person to do?

National award for research project tackling domestic abuse in the Caribbean

December 6, 2016
National award for research project tackling domestic abuse in the Caribbean ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A research project that is helping women in the Caribbean who are most vulnerable to being abused in the home has won a prestigious national award. None In Three, a project led by Professor Adele Jones at the University of Huddersfield and working...

Commonwealth offers plan to stave off 'time bomb' of government liabilities

December 6, 2016
Commonwealth offers plan to stave off 'time bomb' of government liabilities LONDON, England -- Governments could be hit by huge unexpected pay-outs if steps are not taken to manage hidden liabilities in unfunded pensions, loan guarantees, disaster relief and other contingencies. This is the stark warning in a recent Commonwealth report, offering countries...

Caribbean women take their power back by sharing stories of sexual abuse

December 3, 2016
Caribbean women take their power back by sharing stories of sexual abuse PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A powerful hashtag, #lifeinleggings, geared towards giving Caribbean women the space and support to share their stories of sexual harassment, is exploding on Facebook and Twitter. Created by two Barbadian women who wanted to demonstrate the disturbing...

China president invites Caribbean and Latin America media to work closer together

November 24, 2016
China president invites Caribbean and Latin America media to work closer together SANTIAGO, Chile -- China’s President Xi Jinping has invited journalists and media houses in Latin America and the Caribbean to join their Chinese counterparts to do more to better cover growing ties between China and the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. Xi made the call...

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: The most important work - within the walls of your own home

November 24, 2016
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: The most important work - within the walls of your own home Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: The Most Important Work-Within the Walls of Your Own Home.

Prince Harry begins whirlwind royal tour of Caribbean

November 22, 2016
Prince Harry begins whirlwind royal tour of Caribbean ST JOHN’S, Antigua (SKNIS) -- Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales touched down to a red carpet welcome on Sunday, November 20, at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua aboard a British Airways commercial flight as he began his 15-day royal visit of several Caribbean countries...

IDB engages Caribbean youth on creating vibrant economies, climate change and other issues

November 21, 2016
IDB engages Caribbean youth on creating vibrant economies, climate change and other issues KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Since the appointment last April of Therese Turner-Jones as general manager of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Caribbean country department, there has been increased academic and social engagement with the youth across the region.

Digicel Diaspora gives the gift you want!

November 21, 2016
Digicel Diaspora gives the gift you want! MIAMI, USA -- Digicel Diaspora gives the best gifts! This year, the Christmas promotion, #GetGifted, will see four lucky winners every week being gifted with a share of US$50,000. Through December 31, 2016, customers in the Diaspora will receive an entry into Digicel’s #GetGifted promotion...

Virtual crisis room to answer man-made and natural disasters in the Caribbean

November 18, 2016
Virtual crisis room to answer man-made and natural disasters in the Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean is not isolated from the impact of man-made and natural disasters, as the impact of Hurricane Matthew demonstrated recently. The Caribbean region’s increasing vulnerability to these threats demands a coordinated approach from its regional...

How Caribbean residents can play for the $359 million Powerball jackpot

November 18, 2016
How Caribbean residents can play for the $359 million Powerball jackpot LONDON, England -- Powerball fever swept the world in January 2016 when the American lottery's $1.58 billion jackpot set a new world record. That amazing prize was divided between three winning tickets; each of them took a lump sum cash payment of $327.8 million.

UK and OTs agree to special Brexit negotiation talks in 2017

November 14, 2016
UK and OTs agree to special Brexit negotiation talks in 2017 LONDON, England -- At the recently concluded Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in London, the United Kingdom government and the political leaders of the Overseas Territories (OTs) agreed to hold special ministerial talks in early 2017 on Brexit negotiations before Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty...

The Caribbean considers a world where Donald Trump is US president

November 11, 2016
The Caribbean considers a world where Donald Trump is US president PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- It's official: Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States. South of the border, where there is a saying that if America sneezes, the region catches a cold, Caribbean netizens have been posting their reactions to the outcome of the 2016 US...

Representatives of Dutch national ombudsman coming to Statia and Saba again

November 11, 2016
Representatives of Dutch national ombudsman coming to Statia and Saba again WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Earlier this year, representatives of the Dutch national ombudsman were on Saba and Statia and received many complaints about the government during the consultation hours. Residents will now have another opportunity to meet with the representatives of...

Caribbean reacts to Donald Trump election victory

November 10, 2016
Caribbean reacts to Donald Trump election victory MIAMI, USA -- His campaign was vitriolic, sometimes acrimonious. He was labeled a racist, a bigot, anti-Mexican, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim. Despite this, Republican candidate Donald Trump was on Tuesday elected the 45th president of the United States, defying the polls and popular media hype..

Brexit won't change relationship between UK and territories

November 8, 2016
Brexit won't change relationship between UK and territories LONDON, England (CNS) -- The UK government has said that the referendum result that saw the British people vote to leave the European Union earlier this year does not change the position on sovereignty between it and the overseas territories. The Brexit issue was a key element during...

FAO sets 2020 deadline to remove Caribbean countries from World Hunger List

November 4, 2016
FAO sets 2020 deadline to remove Caribbean countries from World Hunger List GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Regional representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) Raul Benitez says his organization is working towards eradicating hunger in eleven Caribbean islands by 2020. “I would like to propose 2020 as a deadline...

British Overseas Territories leaders meet in London

November 3, 2016
British Overseas Territories leaders meet in London LONDON, England -- Leaders from the British Overseas Territories are currently in London, where they held a a successful meeting of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Political Council in preparation for meetings with the UK government at the Joint Ministerial...

IMF committed to assisting Caribbean countries address challenges, says deputy MD

November 3, 2016
IMF committed to assisting Caribbean countries address challenges, says deputy MD PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (WINN) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has re-affirmed its commitment to working with Caribbean nations in addressing the challenges that stand in the way of securing strong, inclusive and sustainable growth. Caribbean prime ministers...

Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Being fully cognizant of our language, tone and actions

November 3, 2016
Navigating 'Island' Parenting: Being fully cognizant of our language, tone and actions Navigating "Island" Parenting is a submission of insights, quotes, tips and parenting advice that I have gathered over the years as a source of inspiration and as tools to deal with the daily challenges of parenting. This week’s issue: Being fully cognizant of our language, tone and actions...

Caribbean nationals strongly encouraged to join emergency managers association

November 2, 2016
Caribbean nationals strongly encouraged to join emergency managers association SAVANNAH, USA -- The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) global chair Ellis Stanley Sr.; president of the IAEM Latin America and Caribbean Council Roberto Macchiavello; and IAEM Global Student Council new member coordinator Dr Mutryce Kennings-Williams...

Relationships: Are you a relationship addict?

November 1, 2016
Relationships: Are you a relationship addict? I have built my career on this issue, working with people who are lost when it comes to finding and sustaining a healthy relationship, stuck in cycles of pain and disappointment in others and themselves. Relationship addicts live in a world of paradoxes that leaves them feeling they have...

US embassy seeks proposals for cultural preservation fund

October 27, 2016
US embassy seeks proposals for cultural preservation fund BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS has issued a call for project proposals for the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) for 2017. Proposals must be submitted by February 2, 2017, for projects to preserve...

Prince Harry to visit the Caribbean next month

October 27, 2016
Prince Harry to visit the Caribbean next month LONDON, England -- As previously announced, Prince Harry will undertake an official visit to the Caribbean, on behalf of the Queen in November and December 2016, on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of independence in Antigua and Barbuda, and the 50th anniversary of independence in...

Partnership key for success in Caribbean agro-sector, says CTA director

October 25, 2016
Partnership key for success in Caribbean agro-sector, says CTA director GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- According to Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CTA), “Partnership is the key to success in transforming Caribbean agriculture to meet growing local needs and penetrate into international markets.”

Rule of Law Index ranks Costa Rica, Barbados and Antigua-Barbuda highest in region

October 24, 2016
Rule of Law Index ranks Costa Rica, Barbados and Antigua-Barbuda highest in region WASHINGTON, USA -- The latest World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index was published last week and includes 22 countries in the wider Caribbean in its expanded coverage of 113 countries and jurisdictions (from 102 in 2015), relying on more than 100,000 household and expert...

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